Monday, September 23, 2013

BBee Park @ The One Terrace Plus, Bayan Baru, Penang.

Chanced upon this newly opened restaurant on my friend's blog. Wanton Mee/ Noodles never failed to attract me as I am a huge fan of the noodles. BBee Park at The One Terrace Plus (right beside Green Island Western Food) specializes in offering Wanton Noodles which explains why their menu is not that extensive. There is a sense of simplicity without unnecessary frills for the decor. While the prices are reasonable in Penang's context, the serving portion was rather small and might be insufficient for some. However, the dishes we had were decent but not mind-blowing......

Recommended by the waitress- Special Wanton Mee (特色云吞面,Rm 5.90/ set; Rm3.90 for ala-carte) is one of their signature dishes. All noodles were made by themselves and they have some proven good sales record in Sungai Petani. Intrigued by the way they served the noodles, I couldn't wait to unwrap the packet. It comes with some Char Siew (Roasted Barbecue Pork), Chicken slices and a couple of Dumplings. The noodles were slightly under-seasoned and lack of a "kick" in my opinion. It carried a hint of sweetness but it was slightly too mild to my liking, as though something is missing. Fortunately, the noodles were well-executed, maintaining the right texture- springy and bouncy/ al-dente to my liking. Overall, it was decent but not-out-the-world good, I've had something better before. 

While the other Dry version of their Wanton Mee (干捞云吞面,Rm 7.90/ set; Rm 6.90 for ala-carte) gives the standard satisfaction to us. I was caught in a whiff of aroma from the Pork Lards and I was right, this Dry version of theirs was heavily drenched with Pork Lards. Using the same noodles as above, the noodles were bouncy and springy. However, my friend thought the noodles were slightly too oily for him. Praise the Lards? Not too sure about you but not for me. 

This enticing Curry Chicken Rice (咖哩鸡饭,Rm 10.90/ set; Rm 9.90 for ala-carte) comes with a whole Chicken Thigh and a bowl of piping hot Rice. The curry consists of two different types of curries- Rendang and Creamy Curry (with Coconut Milk). The mixed curry sauce exudes harmonious flavors and makes a lovely accompaniment to the rice. While the curries left some impressionable quality, I could not agree with the way they prepared the Chicken- Deep Fried Chicken Thigh. It could be the crispy and crunchy texture that they are aiming for. Fortunately, the Chicken was well-cooked and it manages to lock moisture within. At least my friend seemed to enjoy the dish thoroughly. 

Each set comes with a complimentary Herbal Tea (Hot or Cold) and a choice of Wanton/ Dumplings (Soup OR Deep Fried version) OR Blanched Vegetables doused with Garlic Oil. 

While the dish Deep Fried Golden Tofu (“自制酱”黄金豆腐,Rm 8.90 for 8 pieces) was not a scene-stealer, we were not disappoint with the taste. Beautifully and perfectly deep fried Tofu dressed with their home-made Cheesy-Mayonnaise sauce which carries a hint of sweetness. The soul of this dish lies at the sauce, which engendered the crispy Tofu. I was amazed by the strong soy-aroma within the Tofu, not too sure if they made the Tofu themselves though. 

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: Block 2-1-12 & 2-2-12, The One Terrace Plus, Tingkat Mahsuri 4, 11950, Bayan Baru, Penang.
Business Hours: 11am to 9pm. Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 641 1686